Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fireside Chats with FDR

One of President Roosevelt's most agreed upon accomplishments are his Fireside Chats, which encouraged Americans through the Great Depression and then the horrors of WWII. When President Hoover ignored the pain felt by the unemployed at the onset of the depression, FDR purposely addressed it with a message of hope. This is an important model for any government official, to address the facts verbally to the country, instead of denying them.

Photo taken on vacation at the FDR Presidential Museum

Here is;a link to side-by-side transcripts and audio files of FDR's Fireside Chats.

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